SWGA schools close Friday ahead of possible severe weather

SWGA schools close Friday ahead of possible severe weather

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some schools in Southwest Georgia are closing ahead of a potential severe weather threat Friday morning. The WALB Weather Team has declared a First Alert Weather Day for Friday.

Dougherty Co. Government announced that it will open at 11:30 a.m.

At this time, the systems announcing closings are:

  • Albany Beauty Academy
  • Albany State University, including all satellite campuses, will open at noon Friday
  • Albany Technical College
  • Atkinson County Schools
  • Baconton Community Charter School
  • Baker County Schools
  • Ben Hill County Schools
  • Berrien County Schools
  • Brooks County Schools
  • Calhoun County Schools
  • Clay County Schools
  • Clinch County School System
  • Community Christian Academy in Adel
  • Cook County Schools
  • Colquitt Christian Academy
  • Colquitt County School System
  • Crisp County Schools
  • Decatur County Schools
  • Dooly County Schools
  • Dougherty County Schools
  • Early County Schools
  • Grady County Schools
  • Head Start Centers (all SWGA) closed
  • Irwin County Schools
  • Lanier County Schools
  • Lee County School System
  • Lowndes County Schools
  • Miller County School System
  • Mitchell County Schools
  • Open Bible Christian School
  • Pataula Charter Academy
  • Pelham City Schools
  • Quitman County Schools
  • Randolph-Clay County Schools
  • Southern Regional Technical College
  • Southland Academy in Americus
  • Southwest Georgia S.T.E.M. Charter School
  • Sumter County Schools
  • Terrell County Schools
  • Thomas County Schools
  • Thomasville City Schools
  • Thomas University
  • Turner County Schools
  • UGA Tifton Campus will open at 10 a.m. Friday
  • Valdosta City Schools
  • Valdosta State University will open at 10 a.m.
  • Westwood Schools
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
  • Worth County Schools

If more school closures are announced, we will update this list.

Daycare closings/delays:

  • Best Buddies Daycare on 10th Avenue in Albany and Oakland Parkway in Leesburg will open at 10 a.m. Friday
  • Kidsville USA on Endoline Drive and Branchview Street in Leesburg will be closed Friday
  • Miss Georgee’s Play Kare on Isabella Street in Sylvester will be closed Friday
  • Just Kiddin Daycare in Leesburg will be closed Friday
  • Albany Area YMCA will open at 8 a.m.

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